Remember back in July when I posted a recipe and told you I’d try to do another one in 6 months? Well here I am back in the kitchen just 2 months later. But this recipe is even better than the last one because it doesn’t actually involve cooking. Not even in the microwave (which is where I do most of my “cooking”).
If you’re massively impressed by my initiative, you can thank Yoplait for coming out with its new Fruitful yogurt. Right now it’s just available in the Midwest (because we’re so wholesome here) so they asked some Midwestern bloggers to try it out. I could have just eaten the yogurt and told you if I liked it, but that seemed pretty boring so I decided to make something with it.
I found a ton of yogurt recipes on Yoplait’s site and one of them was Overnight Oats. I Googled overnight oats and found out that pretty much everyone on the internet has heard of this stuff except me.
If you’re totally out of the loop like I was, the concept of overnight oats is that you take rolled oats (aka plain uncooked oatmeal) and mix them with liquid in your receptacle of choice and leave them in the fridge overnight to soften. You can add fruit or other toppings and flavors.
I found several recipes that used plain yogurt plus fresh fruit, but Yoplait Fruitful actually has a ton of real fruit in it and not as much sugar as most regular yogurt so I figured it would save me a step. I also added vanilla soymilk.
Then I got really creative (for me, anyway) and decided to make “PB&J” overnight oats and added peanut butter and cinnamon.
I made a strawberry one for Kristin and a blueberry one for myself. I mixed them up in mason jars, covered them, and left them in the fridge overnight. I recommend using mason jars because they automatically make your food and drink hip. It’s a fact. Just ask Pinterest.
This morning I served breakfast in bed: overnight oats and cinnamon sugar toast. Coffee for me and milk for Kristin because she’s a child.
The reviews were mixed. Kristin nearly gagged because she doesn’t like the texture of yogurt, and this stuff was pretty yogurty. But I like yogurt, so I thought it was pretty good! It was kind of a combination of eating yogurt, oatmeal, and a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. And all of those things are delicious. Still, I think next time I’ll make a few changes and use this recipe:
- 1/2 a container of Yoplait Fruitful (psst…you can get a coupon here!)
- 1/2 cup vanilla soymilk
- 1/2 cup oats
- 2 tablespoons peanut butter (melted so it stirs in more easily)
- a generous sprinkle of cinnamon
Has anyone else made overnight oats before? I would love more tips. It’s actually a nice breakfast idea because you can make it the day before and it’s ready whenever you want it!
Thanks to Yoplait for sponsoring this post and motivating me to try something new. If you’re a fan of yogurt but feel like most of them are more sugar than anything else, I definitely recommend Yoplait Fruitful. Go here to find out if it’s available near you!